Great Words: Monastic Life in the New Era

Father Simón Pedro Arnold, OSB founder and president of the Institute for Studies of the Andean Cultures, IDECA (since 2009). In this framework, he is also founder and editorial director of the magazine Pan-Andean Dialogue, and Professor of Andean Religions and Cultures at the Catholic University Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru.

The Funeral Procession of Brother Columba, OSB

  And let my dying Be as a return, with gratitude, For this gift of the miracle of life, A return of dust to the dust of the earth, Of waters to the flowing waters, To the trees that have stood by, Strong, in my many doubts, To the winds that blow Beyond our human […]

Community: Great Words

Dorotheos of Gaza was a 6th-century monk, eventually becoming an abbott of his own monastery. His writing, in the form of instructions for his charges, particularly condemns pride among his monks, deplores ascetic competition among the community, and places humility as the summit of monastic life.